I hope everyone is surviving the polar vortex! I know we are all eager to see the signs of
spring as soon as possible! We
are gearing up for the New York State Assessments. The English Language Arts Assessment will
take place for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students on April 1, 2, and 3. The New York State Math Assessment will take
place on April 30, May 1, and 2.
Students in grades 3-5 have prepared for these New York State Common
Core Assessments. You can help in this process by making sure that
your child is reading every night. You
can ask them questions to help guide their comprehension. Ask your child to use everyday math skills
when you go shopping together. You can
also quiz them in math facts such as the multiplication tables.
If your child is in Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd
grade, please know that curriculum is connected and aligned from Kindergarten
to fifth. You can help your child
succeed by making sure they read every night and ask them questions to help
comprehension. Help instill the love of
reading at an early age by making it interesting and exciting. You can help your child with addition and
subtraction math facts. Together, we can
make a difference in your child’s educational life!
During the month of March, we have several exciting
events planned. On Friday, March 7th we have our
March Madness in the gymnasium with our PE teachers Mr. Murphy and Mr.
Ortiz. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5
are invited to practice their basketball skills and play organized games with
On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, we will have a half day of
school (11:40 dismissal) so parents can have conferences with their child’s
teacher. Our Twelfth Annual Great Read
Aloud will be on Friday, March 28th.
Community members, Superintendents and local celebrities volunteer to
read to our students. It is an exciting
community day for all!
Ms. Nieves and her husband Peter have welcomed into their
home a new baby girl. Milana Sky was
born on February 12. She was 6 lbs. 6oz.
and 19in. tall. She is perfectly
beautiful and definitely a valentine sweetheart! Her big sister Violet is totally in love with
her new little sister! Ms. Nieves is feeling fine and ready to take on the challenges
of new motherhood.
Please stay safe and warm,